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G: General Sessions [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 24
 

5:00pm

Chat 'n' Chew Mixer
Welcome to The Warrior Convention! Come join us and meet other family and friends during our Chat 'n' Chew celebration. Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. one of the original founders of this event, will be hosting tonight! Ice breakers and light refreshments will be provided. Parents of Kid's Track participants- avoid the lines in the morning and register tonight as well!


Wednesday July 24, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Prairie Foyer
 
Thursday, July 25
 

9:00am

Registration Opens
Everyone may register during this assigned time. The registration booths (both child and adult) will close at 1:00pm.

Thursday July 25, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Prairie Foyer

10:00am

Opening Plenary- Sickle Cell Consortium & Marc Thomas Foundation
Welcome to our 6th Annual Warrior Convention! Please join us as we introduce our focus this year and give an overview of the amazing work happening right here in Texas with our local host The Marc Thomas Foundation.

Presenters
avatar for Lakiea Bailey

Lakiea Bailey

Executive Director, Sickle Cell Community Consortium
The Sickle Cell Community Consortium is a US-based non-profit formed in 2014 to “harness and amplify the power of the patient voice”. The Consortium is comprised of sickle cell community-based organizations (CBOs), patient and caregiver advocates, community partners and medical... Read More →
avatar for Linda Thomas Wade

Linda Thomas Wade

CEO and Co-Founder, Marc Thomas Foundation
Linda Thomas Wade is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of the Sickle Cell Association ofTexas Marc Thomas Foundation which started in 1997 by Marc Thomas, her late husband andLinda. Linda is a former United States Health and Human Services (Patient Advocate) Advisoron Blood Safety... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Prairie D

12:00pm

Strategies and Tactics for the Emergency Room
Presenters
avatar for Emily O'Shea LCSW, CMM

Emily O'Shea LCSW, CMM

Emily O’Shea is a licensed clinical social worker based out of the Austin Texas area. She became interested in social justice issues when she started studying at the University of Arizona. She was able to further her education at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Prairie D

12:30pm

Approvals and Denials: Navigating the SSI/SSDI Application
Presenters
avatar for Emily O'Shea LCSW, CMM

Emily O'Shea LCSW, CMM

Emily O’Shea is a licensed clinical social worker based out of the Austin Texas area. She became interested in social justice issues when she started studying at the University of Arizona. She was able to further her education at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Prairie C

1:00pm

3:00pm

4:30pm

 
Friday, July 26
 

9:00am

Registration Opens
Everyone may register during this assigned time. The registration booths (both child and adult) will close at 11:00am.

Friday July 26, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Prairie Foyer

9:30am

QSource- Photo Project
Presenters
avatar for Frances Richardson

Frances Richardson

As the Qsource project lead for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to improve health care for adults with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), Frances Richardson works closely with providers, health plan navigators, and patients and families to increase education... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Prairie D

10:00am

Plenary: Beverly Francis-Gibson, SCDAA
Am I my brothers or sisters keeper?

Presenters
avatar for Beverley Francis-Gibson

Beverley Francis-Gibson

SCDAA
Beverley Francis-Gibsonis President/CEO of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA)Francis-Gibson previously served as the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI HC) of Howard County in Columbia, Maryland and has more than 25 years... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Prairie D

12:00pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

9:00pm